How do you know if your inner ear is causing dizziness?

Dull head and feeling of dizziness

Sometimes people forget that in the human body each organ fulfills a function, each system is interrelated to achieve optimal functioning of the body.    The organism is like a machine in which each piece, each nut or each chain is connected and greased so that the body fulfills its work.

In the same way, the auditory system works.    At first attention may focus on hearing loss as one of the most pressing problems, however, irregularities within the organ of hearing can cause destabilization or weakness in the system known as the vestibular system.

As described in a Mayo Clinic publication, within the ear there is what is known as a vestibular labyrinth.    It consists of three semicircular canals that have fine hair-like sensors that detect head rotation.

The integration of three particular areas within the vestibular system such as the inner ear, the vision and the somatosensory system need to be in harmony to achieve balance. This is achieved through vestibular evaluation and therapies.    It is important to identify the types of problems that can cause weakness in the vestibular system.

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Vertigo is a condition that makes you feel dizzy. You may have the feeling that you or everything around you is moving or spinning. You may also feel like you are being pushed to the floor or to the side.

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms. Tell your doctor about your past illnesses, travel, activities, trauma, and medications. Your doctor may move your head in different directions. This is to check for an inner ear problem that is causing your vertigo. You may be asked to do some exercises that could make you dizzy. You may also need one or more of the following to find the cause of your vertigo:

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Treatment will depend on the condition causing your vertigo. Your doctor may suggest that you rest in bed or avoid certain activities for a while. You may need to take less or stop taking medications that cause vertigo. Medications may also be prescribed to help relieve symptoms.

Types of dizziness

Surely it has happened to you, some or several times, that you have suffered a slight vertigo or dizziness, which in people’s lives is usual and I would even say natural. I imagine that when you were a boy or girl you used to spin around like a carousel and then you felt dizzy, everything was spinning around you to such an extent that you lost your balance. That is because in the inner part of the ear we have a liquid that is in the vesicular nerve, which regulates the sense of balance and sends the information to the brain, therefore, we get dizzy when spinning because this liquid also spins and when we stop there are times that the liquid continues spinning, sending the wrong information to the brain and producing dizziness. Vertigo also happens when we get up suddenly from bed, from a seat or turn our head abruptly, or also due to high cholesterol or diabetes, but discarding these cases and especially when the vertigo is permanent, it is there that we must look for the causes in problems in the ear or other organs, such as the brain.

Dizziness while lying in bed

Labyrinthitis is usually caused by a virus and sometimes by bacteria. Having a cold or the flu may trigger this condition. Less commonly, an ear infection can lead to labyrinthitis. Other causes include allergies or certain medications that are bad for the inner ear. The inner ear is important for hearing and balance. When you have labyrinthitis, parts of the inner ear become irritated and swollen. This can cause you to lose your balance and lead to hearing loss.The following factors increase your risk of labyrinthitis:Symptoms

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Your health care provider may perform a physical examination. You may also have nervous system (neurological) tests. Tests can rule out other causes for the symptoms. These may include:Treatment

Labyrinthitis usually goes away within a few weeks. Treatment may help reduce vertigo and other symptoms. Medications that may help include:You may be hospitalized if you have severe vomiting.Follow your health care provider’s instructions on how to care for yourself at home. Taking these steps may help you manage vertigo:You should avoid the following for 1 week after your symptoms go away:A sudden episode of dizziness during these activities can be dangerous.Outlook (Prognosis)

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